After another brutal rape in Sweden, Malmö police now advice women not to go out alone after dark.
This weekend, a 17-year-old girl was gang-raped at a playground area in the city. According to Swedish newspaper Expressen the girl was also beaten during the rape and was taken to hospital afterwards.
A police officer called Mats Attin, said to SVT News that he had not seen such a thing before in his 35 years of service. Another officer, Johan Nilsson said: “These predators focus on single women… It’s better not to go out alone.. if you want to go out, go with a group.”
The attack is the third rape attack in Malmö in around a month. According to the Local Sweden:
“Police are investigating this case along with two other recent rape attacks in Malmö but say there is no direct connection with those two crimes. There is no CCTV footage from the latest crime scene but police are working to see if they can recover CCTV footage from nearby streets. Forensic and mobile phone evidence has been secured and is currently being analysed.”
But things change quickly in Sweden. Because according to the Local Sweden, Malmö police have now retracted their advice because “the public should live their lives as usual”.